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August 29, 2008

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August 29, 2008

Dear Friends of the Alliance,

A new school year is upon us and the need to free families and children from the grip of state schooling is as urgent as ever. Thanks in part to the efforts of the Alliance, the idea that parents and not the government should be in charge of the education of children has gained some prominent attention over the past year. Your encouragement and support has made all the difference.

But those who battle for control over the minds of America's children and young people are not backing down. If anything, they are intensifying their tactics and attack. You'll hear more from us soon on this, but for now we want to share some of the things we've recently posted on our web site to illustrate what's going on in the world of education - on both sides of the issue.

We know that many of you have been concerned about Marshall and his battle with pancreatic cancer. We're happy to report that at this time, Marshall is feeling good and his treatments seem to have kept the cancer at bay. You may enjoy taking a look at some pictures of the recent galas held to celebrate Marshall's life. And please, keep Marshall in your thoughts and prayers.

Finally, we always enjoy hearing from you. If you have thoughts or ideas you'd like to share with us, please us with them!

Alan Schaeffer
Alliance for the Separation of School and State

Some Good News

Some Disturbing News

Some Mixed News

Homeschool Victory
California Update
The Wall Street Journal


Related to the California court opinion:


Bulletin 63 California Appeals Ruling


Great Victory for California Homeschoolers



HOMES ACT (Home School Opportunities Make Education Sound)


Related to the HOMES ACT:


HSLDA supports bill


NHELD opposes bill



Links to these articles and many more are found at our News and Events page.

Blog Items

The Illness of State Schooling


Our Wealth is in Our Heads


A Victory and a Warning


Walter Williams. Leonard Pitts, Jr. Why Don't We Do What Works?


Is This a Sane Way to Rear Children?


Religious Reasons to Choose Freedom

On the Lite Side

Required Viewing on School Choice
A friend sent Marshall this brilliant British satire on school choice. We hope you enjoy it and the other items we have - On the Lite Side!

If you would like to help parents gain education freedom for their children, please donate at our website or call our office toll free at 888-325-1776.

Wishing you peace, happiness, and liberty!

Alan Schaeffer
Alliance for the Separation of School & State

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Some of the more
well-known signers of our proclamation:

Ed Crane
President, Cato Institute

John Taylor Gatto
1991 New York State Teacher of the Year

Fr. John A Hardon
The Catholic Catechism

Don Hodel
Former Secretary of Interior

D. James Kennedy
Coral Ridge Ministries

Rev. Tim LaHaye
Left Behind

Rabbi Daniel Lapin
President, Toward Tradition

Tom Monaghan
Founder, Domino’s Pizza

Ron Paul
US Congressman, Texas

John K Rosemond
Parenting Author, Columnist, Speaker

They and thousands of others have signed Our Proclamation:

"I favor ending government involvement in education."